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Accounting courses are offered in several fields of professional accountancy at the intermediate, advanced and graduate levels. They provide preparation for practice in one or more of the following fields:
- Public Accounting: auditing, consulting, and tax compliance and planning
- Accounting in Industry: all industries, including energy, financial, manufacturing, retail
- Accounting in Government and Nonprofits
- Academics: teaching and research in accounting areas of financial reporting, managerial accounting, auditing, accounting information systems, and taxation
In all of these fields a thorough knowledge of the social, legal, economic and political environment is needed. A high degree of analytical ability and communication skill is indispensable.
Courses in English composition, speech, ethics and logic are desirable. Courses in data analysis and information systems, beyond the required business core courses, are recommended.
- This major is available both on-campus and fully online.
Declaring This Major
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- CU Denver General Graduation Requirements
- CU Denver Core Curriculum
- Business School Graduation Requirements
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|ACCT 3220||Intermediate Financial Accounting I 1||3|
|ACCT 3230||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 3320||Intermediate Cost Accounting||3|
|ACCT 4054||Accounting Information Systems 1,2||3|
|ACCT 4410||Fundamentals of Federal Income Tax||3|
|ACCT 4620||Auditing Theory||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Advanced Financial Accounting|
|Taxation of Business Entities|
|Oil and Gas Accounting|
|Accounting for Government and Nonprofit Organizations|
Or any other 4000-level ACCT course
A grade of C or higher must be earned in all courses that are used as prerequisites.
Replaces ISMG 3000 Technology In Business in Business Core
- Students should note that all finance, risk and accounting courses are not offered every semester. Students should take the ACCT 2200 Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis and ACCT 2220 Managerial Accounting and Professional Issues courses as soon as possible to avoid future problems in their schedules, since these are prerequisites for all courses in the specialization.
- Students also have the option to complete an Accounting major with a specialization in Information Systems. Click here to view this option.
- Students also have the opportunity to continue their education with an MS in Accounting. The Accounting 4+1 program allows students to potentially complete the BS and MS degrees in as little as five years through substituting two graduate courses for two undergraduate courses. The graduate courses count towards both the BS and MS degrees.
- If you are considering this 4+1 program, contact your advisor immediately so that you can appropriately plan your coursework. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are considering pursuing a CPA, talk to the accounting department about the best courses to take. Email: email@example.com
To review the Degree Map for this program, please visit our website.